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A men’s golf scramble was played Aug. 10 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Results from the scramble follow: First: Butch Kreid, Chad Pitts, Dan Smith, Mark Willmann. Second: Darrin Inman, Joe Mason, Bronson Shadowens, Robbie Wright. Third: Brent Goforth, Jim Harris, Steve Hoffman, Dave...
Rent One in Anna has rescheduled plans to host a car wash, bake sale and cookout to benefit the Anna American Legion post. The events had been planned for Aug. 13, but have been postponed due to the possibility of very heavy rain. The events now are scheduled for Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ...
Updates on several major projects were shared at a recent meeting of the Anna City Council. The updates were shared by city administrator Steve Guined at a council meeting which was held July 19. The meeting was at Anna City Hall in Anna. The city administrator shared information about an Anna-...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host an Inside Out 5K run/walk Saturday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. Funds raised at the event will be used to support activities for UCCS clients of all ages in activities which include school athletics, homecomings, summer...
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, has asked Nintendo to restrict the internet augmented reality game, Pokemon Go, from any of the department's veterans homes properties. The department also announced in a news release that it will ask the public not to play the game on these...
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The Dozers softball team of Anna won first place in a tournament which was played July 9-10 in Murphysboro. In the first row are, from left, Sadie Cross, Olivia Schaefer and Dixie Kaufman. In the second row are Macie Hoehner, Hallie Plott, coach Lyle Plott, Elle Penrod, Breanna Hileman and Emma...
The Union County Hospital Auxiliary is planning to celebrate its 65th anniversary. The community is invited to be a part of the celebration, which is planned Wednesday afternoon, July 13. The celebration is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship room at the United Methodist Church in...
The kids colored and decorated paper masks.
Kids from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade flexed their super skills at the second week of the Stinson Library summer reading program in Anna. The theme this year is "Every Hero Has a Story." The program uses superhero activities and stories to motivate kids to continue reading even when school is not...
Pamela Hearon of Anna has a new book coming out titled “Gaining Visibility” in October. This book is a different genre from her past novels. Instead of romance, her new book is considered women’s fiction and is published through Kensington Publishing Corporation.  “It’s a different and exciting...
One of the many local firework shows that were displayed Monday evening for the 4th of July in Union County. Video by Amber Skelton with the Gazette-Democrat in Anna.

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